Event: Maggie Anderson, chief executive officer and cofounder of the Empowerment Experiment Foundation, will discuss her new book "Our Black Year: A Tale of Buying Black in America's Racially Divided Economy" at The University of Texas at Austin. When: Friday, Feb. 25, 3-4 p.m. Where: Texas Union Theatre, 2.228 Background: Anderson's forthcoming book "Our Black… » Continue Reading
February marks the celebration of Black History Month, a remembrance of important people and events in African American history.
The site of New Philadelphia, Ill., a town founded in 1836 by slave-born African-American Frank McWorter, has been named a National Historic Landmark based on the research of Juliet E. K. Walker, professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin. Fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this distinction.